Honda has offered a new engine block or completely new engine for 2006 to 2009 Honda Civic vehicles to owners of 2006 through 2008 and some early 2009 Civics that have developed a coolant leak coming from the engine block. The free service applies to all Civics except the Hybrid and the Civic Si. It effectively extends the original warranty to eight years, regardless of mileage.
The leak can allow coolant to drain away, leading to overheating or a total engine failure. Honda alerted known owners back in 2010, but lots of folks probably didn’t get the message, especially second or third owners of the cars. For Civics that have developed one or more cracks in the engine block and started leaking coolant, Honda dealers will replace the engine block, or the entire engine if the head has warped too, at no charge. The offer applies to affected Civics that have been on the road eight years or less, regardless of mileage.
If a Civic is seeping coolant from the engine (not the radiator or hoses), or overheating, owners should take it to a Honda dealer and mention technical service bulletin 10-048. If the engine had been replaced at the owner’s expense, the owner can apply for a refund from Honda Customer Service (800-999-1009) as long as the work was done at a Honda dealer or if the owner can prove that the repair was done with genuine Honda parts.
Source: Fox News
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